No need of a ’Head Coach’ says Abdul Qadir

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Lahore: Abdul Qadir says ”Appointing a coach is wastage of money.” The former leg-spinner is of the opinion that the captain should have the entire authority and the amount saved to be spent on improving domestic cricket and on the welfare of former cricketers, Umpires and the ground staff. He demanded ICC to stop the practice of sending coaches to other countries.

In an interview Abdul Qadir said, in cricket the coach hardly has any role to play, therefore I would like to ask PCB, do the players really need a coach who have been playing for long periods? This is just a waste of money and nothing else. If the team loses any international event or series the coach and the captain start blaming each other. To avoid such a situation the captain must be given full authority and held responsible. The heavy amount to be spent on the coach should be utilized on improving domestic cricket and the welfare of former cricketers, Umpires and the ground staff.

Abdul Qadir said, hiring of foreign coaches has been a bitter experience and failure in Pakistan. Richard Pybus, Bob Woolmer, Geoff Lawson and Dav Whatmore could not make us win a single title. The winning squad of the World cup during 1992 and 2009 were managed and led by coach/manager Intekhab Alam. Unfortunately we get impressed by foreigners or we call former cricketers who have gone abroad and make them our national team’s coach.

We don’t bother to contact great players like Javed Miandad, Sarfraz Nawaz, Mohsin Khan and Rashid Latif who are in Pakistan. He further said I would never accept any position if Najam Sethi stays for another 10 years in PCB. He said I would strongly demand ICC to stop the practice of sending coaches to each other’s country.

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